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White Paper NIST CSWP 13

Mitigating the Risk of Software Vulnerabilities by Adopting a Secure Software Development Framework (SSDF)

Date Published: April 23, 2020


Donna Dodson (NIST), Murugiah Souppaya (NIST), Karen Scarfone (Scarfone Cybersecurity)



secure software development; secure software development framework (SSDF); secure software development practices; software acquisition; software development; software development life cycle (SDLC); software security
Control Families

Access Control; Awareness and Training; Contingency Planning; Program Management; Personnel Security; System and Information Integrity


White Paper (DOI)

Supplemental Material:
Local Download (pdf)

Document History:
06/11/19: White Paper (Draft)
04/23/20: White Paper NIST CSWP 13